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Pitt fires recently hired Haywood after arrest
CBSSports.com wire reports ^ | January 1, 2011

Posted on 01/01/2011 3:08:55 PM PST by ConservativeStatement

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Pittsburgh has fired football coach Mike Haywood, a day after he was arrested on a domestic violence charge.

He was arrested Friday following an incident at his South Bend home, said an officer at the St. Joseph County Jail who declined to give her name. She said Haywood was scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

Haywood was released on $1,000 cash bond Saturday after the charge was upgraded to a felony.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: chat; collegefootball; haywood; pitt; sports

1 posted on 01/01/2011 3:09:03 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Now what?


2 posted on 01/01/2011 3:11:14 PM PST by GregB (Congratulations President Palin on your election and being the first Female President!)
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To: GregB

That is the school’s statement: “We will immediately re-open our search for a head football coach, expanding the process to include a larger pool of candidates. Our goal is to move swiftly, but prudently, to find the right person to successfully lead the Pitt football program for what we hope will be an extended period of time.”


3 posted on 01/01/2011 3:17:07 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Good for Pitt. No messing around. I like that.
As far as Haywood is concerned, his life has just changed forever.
Sometimes that can happen from just one, stupid, instantaneous mistake.


4 posted on 01/01/2011 3:22:10 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Betcha he’s replaced by a minority coach. Rodriquez at Michigan might be loose.


5 posted on 01/01/2011 3:29:36 PM PST by Surrounded_too
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To: ConservativeStatement

He’ll play the race card in 5, 4, 3, 2, ...


6 posted on 01/01/2011 3:29:53 PM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: Surrounded_too

He is/was a minority coach.


7 posted on 01/01/2011 3:30:55 PM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: Surrounded_too

No way would I want Rodriquez to coach Pitt!!


8 posted on 01/01/2011 3:33:06 PM PST by GregB (Congratulations President Palin on your election and being the first Female President!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Just kidding...

9 posted on 01/01/2011 3:34:40 PM PST by NohSpinZone (First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers)
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To: ConservativeStatement

10 posted on 01/01/2011 3:36:47 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Lancey Howard

Wow, his tenure was about as long a George O’Leary’s at Notre Dame.


11 posted on 01/01/2011 3:38:57 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Surrounded_too

Oh yeah, Rodriquez would be a great coach.....just look what he’s done for Michigan! If Pitt wants to regress their program and become massive losers, he’s perfect for the job! Hey, nice Bowl Rod!


12 posted on 01/01/2011 3:43:22 PM PST by Doc Savage (Stay Thirsty My Friend!!)
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To: dfwgator

Yeah.. I wonder whatever happened to that lying psycho O’Leary?


13 posted on 01/01/2011 3:51:07 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

He beat Georgia yesterday 10-6.


14 posted on 01/01/2011 3:52:21 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: ConservativeStatement

Next will be a phone call from Zero to whomever hires this guy next, talking about the importance of Mike Vick ‘second chances’.


15 posted on 01/01/2011 3:52:57 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("I'd rather lose fighting for the right cause than win fighting for the wrong cause." - Jim DeMint)
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To: dfwgator

Wow! I didn’t realize that scumbag had the gall to not just disappear! Some people have absolutely no shame.
And a college actually hired him? Sheesh...


16 posted on 01/01/2011 3:58:16 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

He’s put UCF on the map. They had a very good season.


17 posted on 01/01/2011 4:00:15 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: ConservativeStatement
...Pittsburgh athletic director Steve Pederson praised Haywood's character when he was hired last month, calling his values "in line with the values of this great university."...

Character? And "values in line with the university?" How come he didn't marry his baby mama?

18 posted on 01/01/2011 4:01:08 PM PST by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Arrest is a long way from conviction. It’s even possible he did nothing wrong at all, we just don’t know. A hasty move on Pitt’s part that may yet bite ‘em in the arse.


19 posted on 01/01/2011 4:33:07 PM PST by Grut
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To: Jane Long

Pederson should hire Bill Callahan.


20 posted on 01/01/2011 4:33:32 PM PST by bushpilot1
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To: GregB

Mark Mangino has been hired as the new coach.


21 posted on 01/01/2011 4:36:03 PM PST by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world or Obamaville USSA.)
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To: bushpilot1

Wasn’t Pederson fired for hiring Callahan when he was AD at abother school?


22 posted on 01/01/2011 5:25:08 PM PST by rawhide
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To: ConservativeStatement

Police said Haywood became engaged in a custody dispute with a woman with whom he has a child. The unidentified woman told police that Haywood grabbed her by the arm and neck and pushed her as she tried to leave.

The woman had marks on her neck, arms and back, police said.

statement released on behalf of university Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg.

“To be clear, the university’s decision is not tied to any expectation with respect to the terms on which the legal proceeding now pending in Indiana might ultimately be concluded. Instead, it reflects a strong belief that moving forward with Mr. Haywood as our head coach is not possible under the existing circumstances,” Nordenberg said.

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/college/s_716289.html


23 posted on 01/01/2011 5:46:25 PM PST by kcvl
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To: ConservativeStatement

Dirty laundry done him in. Better that Pitt finds out now than later.


24 posted on 01/01/2011 5:46:44 PM PST by tflabo
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To: rawhide

Nebraska fired Pederson..hired Osborne...Osborne fired Callahan.

Pederson wanted a West coast offense at Nebraska.


25 posted on 01/01/2011 5:58:31 PM PST by bushpilot1
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To: Doc Savage

Being a loser does not matter.

Being a minority is the only qualification.


26 posted on 01/02/2011 12:24:17 PM PST by Surrounded_too
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